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Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Birthday

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

I'm excited to be participating in my first Stampin' with Friends Blog Hop. A Card Sketch Challenge with a Birthday Theme is the focus of this blog hop. I created my own card sketch (my first of many, I hope) and then designed a birthday card with it. My card features products from the Pansy Petals Suite and one of our newest In Colors, Fresh Freesia. I hope you like this card as much as I loved designing it.

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Card Sketch Cutting & Scoring Dimensions

***Please note that dimensions and shapes can be changed to suit your own creative expression.

  • Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card front layer (DSP) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Small card stock square = 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Large card stock square = 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"
  • Card stock for sentiment = use size and shape to accommodate your chosen sentiment.
  • Ribbon, trim or card stock to go across card front = 1/4" - 1/2"
  • Basic White or other neutral card stock for the inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

Such a pretty card for a spring birthday or simply for someone who loves flowers in general or pansies specifically.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

The pansies were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper using the small pansy die cut from the Pansy Dies. I fussy cut the small leaves from another print in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack. I placed a small Pale Papaya rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in the center of each pansy for a bit of bling. I wrapped Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around the entire card front and tied a knot at the right side. The sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink on Basic White card stock then punched with the Double Oval Punch. I decided to layer white on white ovals. 
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

I die cut another small pansy from Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card for an added touch.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

For more creative inspiration, please click on the "Next Blog" box below. You'll be visiting Tracie St-Louis' blog For The Love Of Stamping.

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

 

Stampin' Up! products used to create my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have found creative inspiration here. I also hope that you will continue on with the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop by clicking on "Next Blog".

Happy stamping!


Life is Great!

Years ago when I first attempted adding Facebook Lives to my business, I was a nervous wreck. My hands were shaking. My voice was quivering. UGH. I was a hot mess. I committed to continuing to do them but never thought I'd come to like doing them. And now??? I love doing Facebook Lives. Why??? For the immediate feedback and interaction I get from my views. The following video replay from my May 12th Facebook Live, shows you just how much fun my viewers and I have together. I'm warning you, though, we all seemed to be a little out of control that evening. Perhaps, I gave them too many choices, but the continuous back and forth got me (and probably) a few others giggling. I'd even say I was giddy, but hey, that's what Facebook Lives are all about - having fun while sharing and being real! I'm so grateful to all my Stampin' Peace viewers. You make my job even more fun than it already is. I look forward to much more sharing and interacting through Facebook Lives in the future.

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Calypso Coral Card = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Calypso Coral Embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder =  5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White/Basic Black Layer = 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Coastal Cabana Layer = 2 3/4" x 4"

 

Here's that resource for cutting card layers that I referred to in my video:  Download Card Layering Measurements - A2 size

Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I "bedazzled" the ball cap on this card with lots of Rhinestone Basic Jewels. My Take Your Pick tool made picking up and placing the rhinestones easy.Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Matte Black Dots are wonderful embellishments for the following card being that a Basic Black card stock layer was was used instead of the Basic White layer.
Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I chose to use the card above with Basic Black card stock layer and black embellishments as my swap card for the Maui Incentive Trip. The colors were perfect for this amazing tropical getaway.



Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for checking out today's blog post. Creating with the new Hats Off Bundle is loads of fun. Once you get started, you'll want to make a card for everyone you know. 

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today.


Butterfly Brilliance Stamparatus Style

Sunny, hot summer days are here! I love this time of year! I like to start my summer days drinking coffee on my front porch enjoying the fresh air and pretty flowers. Some days, I'm lucky enough to have a few butterflies to greet me. With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you can make and send bright, beautiful butterfly cards to your friends and family. In this Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate how to make 6 Butterfly Brilliance cards quickly and easily with my Stamparatus. I'll give you some tips for using the Stamparatus to make your card making experience better. If you don't own the Stamparatus, our amazing stamping platform, this video will show you one of many ways that this amazing tool can be a beneficial addition to your craft room.


Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

Color the butterflies with Stampin' Blends in your choice of colors. I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and So Saffron to color mine.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

The Vellum Card Stock circle creates a focal point for the stamped and die cut butterflies. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you like what you see here, I'd love for you to share www.stampinpeace.com with your crafty friends and family.

Wishing you a bright, beautiful, sunshiny day!


Strawberry Builder Punch is Back!

Woo Hoo. The Strawberry Builder Punch is back! Order yours today!

Place your order for the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (#159523 - $32.25) or Strawberry Builder Punch ( #154239 - $18.00) at www.maryknabe.stampiup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD. Please contact me if you need assistance ordering.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Strawberry Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for following Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope your day is berry sweet!


MORE Sparkling Ombre Gift Card Holders

Did you see my May 13th post? I shared a video demonstration of me making a couple of gift card holders featuring the blue Ombre Specialty Paper. If you haven't seen the video, click here to view it now.

I created a couple more Gift Card Holders also using the Ombre Specialty Paper. I wanted these to be more feminine than the ones I showed you in my May 13th blog post, so I added components of our very popular Pansy Petals Suite. I love these and can't wait to gift them to some special ladies!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut Ombre Specialty Paper 5 1/2" x 12"
  • Score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" on long side. FYI...the first score line will mark you from bottom flap. I put my paper on the scoring tool with the dark ombre end to the left and the light ombre end to the right.

Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!
Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

This purple is my favorite of the Ombre Papers.
Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

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Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Pansy Dies
$32.00

 

Maui Trip Ordering Incentive May 15-24 only:

As many of you know, I currently enjoying my Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip in beautiful Maui. I'm so grateful to be able to do this job that I love so much and to be rewarded in this way for my hard work. I have had many people, including you my followers, who have supported in me in my business for the past 12+ years. I never knew that becoming a SU! demonstrator would bring me so much joy and happiness and countless friendships. 

As a token of my appreciation, I am offering an ordering incentive for the 10 days I will be on my Maui Incentive Trip.

  • Get 10 Handmade Cards Free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of at least $30  at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD.
  • Place an order of $50 or more to get 10 Handmade Cards Free AND to be entered into my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Give-Away.

This ordering incentive is good May 15 - May 24th.

Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you a beautiful, happy day!


Bloom Where You're Planted Fun Fold Card

Whether you have a green thumb or not, you can make some pretty fabulous cards with the new Bloom Where You Are Planted Suite. I love the versatility of this product suite. It's great for just about any occasion! Check out the my Triple-Z Fold Card featuring the AMAZING Bloom Where You are Planted Suite I demonstrated in my May 10, 2021 Facebook Live. I think you're going to like this Triple - Z Fun Fold card so much you'll want to give it a try!

 

Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card Base is 5 1/2" x 12". Score on LONG side at 1 3/4", 4 3/4", 7 3/4". Accordion fold with small flap on top left when card is folded flat.
  • Cut 3 pieces of coordinating DSP - on each of 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", 5 1/4" x 2 3/4", 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Basic White card stock = 5 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!Sentiment was stamped on a 1/2" strip of Basic White card stock with each end snipped at an angle.
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

View of  open card from top.
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't Forget:

As many of you know, I am currently enjoying my Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip in beautiful Maui. I'm so grateful to be able to do this job that I love so much and to be rewarded in this way for my hard work. I have had many people, including you my followers, who have supported in me in my business for the past 12+ years. I never knew that becoming a SU! demonstrator would bring me so much joy and happiness and countless friendships. 

As a token of my appreciation, I am offering an ordering incentive for the 10 days I will be on my Maui Incentive Trip.

  • Get 10 Handmade Cards Free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of at least $30  at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD.
  • Place an order of $50 or more to get 10 Handmade Cards Free AND to be entered into my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Give-Away.

This ordering incentive is good May 15 - May 24th.

Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!


You're A Peach meets Basic Borders Dies

What's better than creating with a brand new product suite? How about combining it with a brand new set of dies too? Yep, that's what I did in my May 8th Facebook Live. I created beautiful cards using the new You're A Peach Suite and the new Basic Borders Dies. I love how each of my cards turned out and have no doubt I'll be using ALL of these new products lots in the days, weeks, and months to come! The Basic Border Dies are so incredible versatile, will work well with so many of our Stampin' Up! products, and will take your cards and paper crafts from fabulous to WOW!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card stock for card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.
  • Pale Papaya card stock = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for stamping on 1st card = 5 1/2" x 3"
  • You're A Peach DSP for 2nd card = 5 1/2" x 3"
  • You're A Peach DSP for inside of card = 5 1/2" x 1"
  • Basic White for Happy Birthday Banner = 2 3/4" x 3/4"

You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Notice the color difference in these 2 cards. The stamped peaches on the left card use Pale Papaya & Pumpkin Pie. The peaches on the right card use Pale Papaya & Calypso Coral. Be sure to view the video above to see how I added the second color for more dimension on the peaches. I love this stamping technique!

You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

In the colors below, I swapped out stamped peaches for a beautiful floral paper from the You're A Peach Designer Series Paper.
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Notice how I used the Pale Papaya ribbon differently on each of these cards and used a different embellishment on each.You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Peach Dies
$23.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate your interest in my creative work.

Have a Peachy Day!

 

BIG Announcement:

As many of you know, I left this morning for my Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to beautiful Maui. I'm so grateful to be able to do this job that I love so much and to be rewarded in this way for my hard work. I have had many people, including you my followers, who have supported in me in my business for the past 12+ years. I never knew that becoming a SU! demonstrator would bring me so much joy and happiness and countless friendships. 

As a token of my appreciation, I am offering an ordering incentive for the 10 days I will be on my Maui Incentive Trip.

  • Get 10 Handmade Cards Free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of at least $30  at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD.
  • Place an order of $50 or more to get 10 Handmade Cards Free AND to be entered into my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Give-Away.

This ordering incentive is good May 15 - May 24th.

Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!


Easiest way to use Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing can add a dramatic effect to your cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. There are several different ways to use it from using it with Heat & Stick Powder and Heat Tool to a variety of adhesives. This card shows one of the simplest ways to use Gilded Leafing as an accent or embellishment. Simply lay a strip of Tear & Tape onto card stock where you want to add Gilded Leafing. Remove backing and press down into Gilded Leafing. Remove excess with small brush, sponge, or your finger tip.

To make this card, be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Art Gallery Card in Merry Merlot 

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

TIP: Gilded Leafing is VERY light & airy. I HIGHLY suggest that you pour the Gilded Leafing from its original jar into a larger plastic container with a lid. The container should be large enough to press your card stock down into.

Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Thanks for being a Stampin' Peace viewer!

Here's to Happy Stamping for us all!


Flowers of Friendship

The Flowers of Friendship Bundle makes creating pretty cards for all your friends fun and easy. It's even easier with my Class to Go. Class fee of $58 includes The Flowers of Friendship Bundle (stamp set & punch), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs including 2 Fun Fold cards), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.

Please pre-order & pay by May 18th.

Please email me for registration and payment information.

 

         

Flowers of Friendship Class to Go with Priority Shipping = $58.00

Buy 2 Class to Go Kits (1 for you, 1 for a friend) & save on shipping = $108.00

Card Supplies Only to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) = $25.00

PDF Tutorial Only sent via email on or before May 18th = $15.00

 

Schedule for Flowers of Friendship Class to Go:

  • May 18th - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • May 19th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered
  • May 25th - 28th - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 29th - Class to Go Kits will be shipped.

Please note this timeline is a bit longer than my usual turn-around time for my Classes to Go due to the fact that I will be on the Stampin' Up! Maui Incentive Trip May 15-24th.

 

Please email me for registration and payment information.

 

Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Have a great week!


Pansy Patch Bay Window Card

I've discovered a new-to-me fun fold card - the Bay Window Card. It looks a bit intimidating but with the right measurements and my guidance I have no doubt that you can and will enjoy making some Bay Window Cards yourself. And, of course, everybody who receives one of these will be amazed at your creativity. And that is what it's all about, isn't it? Putting smiles on the faces of others!



Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for Bay Window Card:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11". Score on LONG side at 3/8", 1 7/8", 3 5/8", 5 1/8", 5 1/2".
  • 1st DSP = 4 1/8" x 6". Cut at 1 3/8", 1 5/8", 1 3/8", 1 5/8".
  • 2nd DSP = 4 1/8" x 1 1/4". You will need 2 of this size.
  • Basic White = 4 1/8" x 3 1/4".

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I'm glad you stopped by www.stampinpeace.com. I hope you enjoyed today's video demonstration of my Pansy Patch Bay Window Card. I love it and hope you do too. I hope you leave here inspired to make some Bay Window Cards of your own. When you do, I'd love for you to take some pictures and share them on my Facebook Stampin' Peace VIP Group.

 

NEW CLASS TO GO:

The Flowers of Friendship Bundle makes creating pretty cards for all your friends fun and easy. It's even easier with my Class to Go. Class fee of $58 includes The Flowers of Friendship Bundle (stamp set & punch), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs including 2 Fun Fold cards), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.

Please pre-order & pay by May 18th.

Please email me for registration and payment information.

         

Flowers of Friendship Class to Go with Priority Shipping = $58.00

Buy 2 Class to Go Kits (1 for you, 1 for a friend) & save on shipping = $108.00

Card Supplies Only to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) = $25.00

PDF Tutorial Only sent via email on or before May 18th = $15.00

Schedule for Flowers of Friendship Class to Go:

  • May 18th - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • May 19th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered
  • May 25th - 28th - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 29th - Class to Go Kits will be shipped.

Please note this timeline is a bit longer than my usual turn-around time for my Classes to Go due to the fact that I will be on the Stampin' Up! Maui Incentive Trip May 15-24th.

Please email me for registration and payment information.

 

Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Have a great week!


Congratulations, Emily!

Two weeks ago, our family celebrated our daughter & sister Emily. Emily and her Doctor of Physical Therapy classmates had their pinning ceremony (postponed from last year due to covid). While only students and staff could be at the in-person event, the rest of us watched virtually. What an exciting time for this class of 2022. Just 3 days later they all completed their 2nd year of DPT school. Now, they enter their 3rd and final year by doing 3 rounds of clinicals. We are so proud of Emily for how hard she has worked and all that she has accomplished and for the all-around good person that she is. 

This is the card I made for Emily to mark this special milestone. It features the beautiful new Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper along with a sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set. You can see the full Hand-Penned Suite Collection on pages 104-105 in our new Annual Catalog.

 

Be sure to download the Free Project Sheet so you can make this card too.

Download Project Sheet - Hand-Penned Congratulations Card

Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!
Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!

These beautiful colors and patterns seem to be shouting "SPRING IS HERE" or perhaps even "SUMMER IS NEAR".

I love them.
Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Did you remember to download your Free Project Sheet?    Download Project Sheet - Hand-Penned Congratulations Card


Thanks for following Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'm grateful for your interest in my work. If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and need a current catalog, please email me. I would love to earn your business.

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to do something creative everyday!